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Alligator River
Cedar Island
Mackay Island
Pea Island
Pocosin Lakes
Roanoke River

The Coastal Wildlife Refuge Society is the official non-profit support group for National Wildlife Refuges in Eastern North Carolina Information below was released by USFWS and is available on their website at #NCRefuges News
National Wildlife Refuges in North Carolina
Coastal North Carolina National Wildlife Refuge Complex
100 Conservation Way (P. O. Box 1969)
Manteo, NC 27954

Contact Bonnie Strawser 252-473-1132 X 230 
or Steve Brumfield X 224
For Immediate Release
February 27, 2020
Burl Treehouse
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge
Photo Credit: Beverly Meekins

Caption: Burls are odd-looking growths caused by some form of stress to a tree. The stress can be a fungus, an injury, insects, bacteria or even a virus. On Alligator River Refuge, a raccoon sets up residence by taking advantage of the opening created by a large burl. Raccoons are omnivores. They'll eat just about anything, including insects, fish, crayfish, seeds, fruits, nuts, eggs, frogs and fruit.

Visit National Wildlife Refuges Visitor Center on Roanoke Island. Open 7 days a week 9 am-4 pm Mon-Sat & Noon-4 pm Sun. Admission is free.